Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) has been selected for two major subcontracts on the onshore Abu Hadriyah, Fadhili and Khursaniyah (AFK) oil fields development programme in the Eastern Province.

The first contract, placed by Italian main contractor Snamprogetti, will cover the construction package for the gas-oil separation plant (GOSP), wet crude handling facilities and related facilities. The joint venture of Paris-based Technip with US-based Bechtel has also awarded CCC the construction package covering the AFK gas plant and associated works (MEED 11:3:05).

In keeping with recent practice, CCC’s contracts will initially be based on unit rates and will be converted to the lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) model once the main contractors have completed designs.

Saudi Aramco selected in March Snamprogetti and Technip/Bechtel for the two main process packages on the fast-track AFK development, which will produce 500,000 barrels a day (b/d) of crude, 550 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of sales (dry) gas and 195,000 b/d of ethane and natural gas liquids (NGL) by late 2007. Snamprogetti’s contract, valued at $800 million-1,200 million, is for the construction of a GOSP, crude handling units, a 250 million-cf/d gas gathering and compression facility, crude stabilisation units and a water injection plant. The scope of works for the $1,500 million-2,000 million Technip/Bechtel contract covers the construction of two trains for gas conditioning and ethane and NGL recovery with total capacity of 900 million cf/d.

Bidding is under way for further packages on the AFK programme. About nine companies have submitted bids for the electro-industrial package, which is estimated to be worth SR 350 million-400 million ($93 million-106 million). The bidders include Nesma & Partners Contracting Company, Almabani General Contractors, El-Seif Engineering Contracting Establishment, Saudi Oger, Abdulrehman Turki Company (Atco) and Al-Osais, all local,and Athens-based Joannou & Paraskevaides (J&P – Overseas).

Unit rate bids were also submitted in late July by eight local contractors to Aramco for the estimated SR 250 million ($67 million) contract covering temporary camp facilities at Khursaniyah. The bidders include Nesma & Partners, Almabani, El-Seif, Oger, Atco and Al-Osais.